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Explore Long Island's Wineries With All Star Limousines

Posted On: September 17, 2012

 Long Island WineriesAs the dog days of summer come to an end it's time to pack up the beach toys, put away the beach chairs and think about some of the exciting fall events happening at the Long Island Wineries.

With over 35 wineries on the east end of Long Island hosting live music events, private wine tours, and tasting the fabulous local wines, the only way to explore the Long Island Wineries is to take an All Star Limo Wine Tour!  

When you tour a Long Island Winery with All Star Limos you don’t just get dropped off, you get the All Star treatment! Let our wine tour experts design a package especially for you. They help you select the winery that’s perfect for your visit by expertly guiding you through the selection process. Want a DJ and free BBQ at Vineyard 48? An exclusive behind the scenes tour of Pindar? Would you rather get in some exercise and stretch your legs on a vineyard walk? Looking to become a wine maker for a day and create your own bottle of wine at Sannino Bella Vita Vineyard? Or maybe you want to taste some special vodka at Long Island Vodka? And if you’re looking to spend the day with your family we can help you choose one of our select wineries that are located across from one of Long Island's largest farms, here you can enjoy some delicious wine and listen to some great music while your children run through a corn maze or find that special pumpkin that they just have to carve.

Designing your day to fit your occasion is what separates All Star Limos from all the typical wine tours on Long Island. Our wine tour experts take care of everything to make your day memorable, besides handling the driving so you can enjoy yourself stress free, they’ll book your reservations and if that isn’t enough they’ll even arrange for a boxed lunch from the delicious Panera Bread!

Whether you’re a wine aficionado or a newbie, the most exciting and fun way to explore the local Long Island wineries is to take a wine tour with All Star Limos; relax in the safety and comfort of one of our beautiful luxury limousines, party buses, or specialty cars, some of our packages can also include a host, leave it to All Star Limos to make your day a special one!

 

                 Long Island Wine Council                         Long Island Wine Council App! Download It Today!

 

 

We are part of the Long Island Wine Council; find out about all the special events and information about the Long Island Wineries right at your fingertips! You can also find information about local restaurants, attractions, and overnight accommodations if you plan to extend your visit!

Celebrating an up-coming nupital? Special anniversary? Milestone birthday? Family reunion? Selecting a luxury party buses will accommodate all your needs; visit our fleet of vehicles that safely carries over 50 guests! 

Find out more about All Star Limousines Long Island Wine Tours Today!

 

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Knowing Your Limits

Posted On: September 17, 2014

 Knowing Your Limits


 

The old saying “You are only given what you can handle” is a nice one, and one that many find comfort in.  I think that yes the possibility of a higher power exists and the fact that he may dole out to us certain situations and a certain “work load” based on our own individual abilities is a nice idea.  I also think that there may be an alternative origin to this popular saying, I think that in reality we have a great deal of control over our environments, and that subconsciously we effect them far more then we realize.   Along this line of thinking we may only be given what we are able to handle because we only take on what we are sure we are able too.

 

Now I am not denying or affirming the existence of any higher being (that is a deeper subject for a different type of blog), what I am advocating is the ability for us to take responsibility for our lives and out situations.   You know, or at least have an idea of, what you are capable of and how much you can handle at once.  Some of us have the stamina and strength to work harder and longer, some of us have the headspace to consider and address many problems all at once, some of us have the will to remain calm under lots of stress.  Being self-aware will help you navigate easier through life.

 

A good analogy is at All Star Limousine we only take on a certain amount of work, we only book a finite amount of jobs and then we stop.   Many companies in this industry over book and attempt to take on more work then they can handle, they then try to sub-contract or “farm out” that work to other companies.  This has the potential to create a multitude of problems, you now have a faceless company doing another company a favor for a discounted rate and most likely they are squeezing this job into their schedule last minute, cars run late, they aren’t clean, they are not the models ordered, people, justifiably so, become upset.  All Star could take on more work, we have the vehicles, the drivers and the timing can be made to work, but by knowing our limits and looking to prioritize customer satisfaction over incoming revenue we choose to operate the way that we do, and we are very successful.  Its about knowing the limits and keeping your priorities in order, in the service industry the customer should be happy, all the time, profits will come if your customers are satisfied.

 

In the end we are only giving what we can mange because we only take what we know we can handle.  Be self-aware enough to not over extend yourself, know your limitations, know your strengths and know your weaknesses.  You will have an easier time of things and find truer and better success.

 

All Star Limousine is a Long Island, New York based company with an extensive global reach; we provide expert Wedding, Special Event and Executive Travel services throughout the Tri-State area and the world. We have over 30 years of experience in the travel industry; our attention to detail, 2014 top-of-the-line vehicles and professional trained Chauffeurs set us apart from the rest! 

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Prom Time

Posted On: May 22, 2013

Prom Time!

It’s once again the time of year when the weather gets warmer the beaches and vineyards are opening and the flowers are blooming.  It is also prom time.  Prom can be the one of the most momentous events of a lifetime and for many teens it marks their first major milestone.  As incredible as it is, it can also be a very stressful time.  There are dresses to buy and tuxedoes to rent, coordinating with friends and finding a date are just a few of the possible trials faced by the young prom goer.  Of course there is also the transportation. Who’s going to go with whom in what type of limo and where are we going before after and during, it can see very daunting when faced with all these decisions. All Star Limousines wants you to know that we understand and we are here to help.

Here are five tips for kids and parents to keep in mind when selecting a company and a vehicle for their prom:

 

1)     Always go and visit the limousine company, make sure the vehicle you are interested in will be on site and available for you to view.  If you find yourself in a situation where that car is not there when they said it would be or the person on the phone is trying to arrange a meeting spot for you to see the vehicle (probably because they don’t have an actual location) think twice before committing to that company.

 

2)    Make sure you have an accurate head count and a small monetary commitment from all the people that will be in your limo on prom night.  Prom only happens on one of a few days out of the year (due to the need for most schools to have prom before graduation and the limited availability of catering halls) so a last minute vehicle switch due to a member of your group dropping out or going with someone else may be difficult to accommodate and will leave the remaining individuals in your party responsible for a larger portion of the bill.

 

3)    Ask questions.  There is no such thing as a dumb question.  Some things you may want to ask the sales person from the limo company are; is the price your giving me inclusive of all fees (it’s ok to ask if that price includes tip)?  Do you own all your limousines (many companies advertise vehicles they don’t even have)?  Are your drivers safe and reliable (are they properly certified)?  Is the vehicle you are showing me the exact car that we will be receiving on our day? Do you allow drinking or alcohol in the vehicle (obviously guys your underage and can’t drink so this is a big no) if the answer to any of these questions is not what you imagine it should be then that is an immediate red flag. 

 

4)    Sign a contract.  It is very important that you are properly contracted for the agreed upon price and the agreed upon vehicle.  Also along those same lines make sure the company asks for a credit card. Any company that does not require you to sign a contract or does not request you leave a credit card on file is not engaging in proper business practices.  Many times these are small fly by night companies that are trying to avoid taxes or proper insurance fees.  You run a good chance, when dealing with this type of operation, of them taking your money and then just not showing up the day of.

 

5)    Have a solid logistics plan.  Know where you’re going and at what time.  Do not schedule things too close, as it will take longer for a vehicle such as a party bus to get from point A to point B then it would in a regular car.  Also do not try to pick up all 20 people in your limo from their individual houses try to limit your pickups and drop offs to three and three (suggest common meeting places that are centrally located so no one is traveling too far on their own), this is really so that your time is maximized in the limousine.  It makes no sense to spend half the night picking up people and then dropping them off. 

 

Kids we want you guys to have the most memorable and magical time of your life.  We will accommodate you exactly according to your needs and we guarantee our service.  Moms and Dads we will protect your children, we will keep them safe.  We will be early, our drivers are professionals and will act as such, the vehicle we provide will be a 2013 model and will appear on your day as if it jumped out of the pages of a magazine.  No matter what your arrangements please be safe and please have fun.  Congratulations from All Star Limousines!

All Star Limousine is a Long Island, New York based company with an extensive global reach; we provide expert Wedding, Special Event and Executive Travel services throughout the Tri-State area and the world. We have over 30 years in the travel industry; our attention to detail, 2013 top-of-the-line vehicles and professional trained Chauffeurs set us apart from the rest.

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Top Five After Prom Spots

Posted On: May 27, 2013

Top Five Things to do After Prom in NYC


 

With so many other concerns deciding what to do after the magical night can be one of the most difficult tasks when planning your prom.  She wants to go out dancing, he wants to go to the beach; they just want to hit a diner late night in their red carpet cloths.  Whose mom wants them home before 1am whose parents are insisting that they get picked up and dropped off at the doorstep, this ones dad says she is absolutely forbidden to go to that club.  It can be truly maddening if you are the one responsible for making the arrangements for your special night.  In the interest of simplifying the situation we have compiled a list of the five hottest after prom spots in NYC…

 Webster Hall

 The massive Manhattan nightclub is located in the heart of NYC’s East village and has been blasting beats for decades.  With 4 floors (including the largest nightclub dance floor in NYC) five unique rooms dedicated to specific styles of music, VIP rooms, lounge areas and live entertainment Webster Hall has appeal for all.  They also cater to the younger crown on the more popular prom nights.

 The Copacabana

 The Copacabana, now located at 268 W. 47th Street, New York, NY, was originally opened in 1940.  It was then as it is now one of the most notorious and popular nightclubs in NYC.  A restaurant and a stunning rooftop lounge complement the always packed dance floor and it is one of the few locations that allow the patrons in the restaurant area to dance as well as those in general public.

 Sunrise Cruise

 The perfect way to cap off an unforgettable evening is to board a sunrise cruise.  You board their magnificent yacht at 4am and sail around NYC, witness to the lights and un-matched skyline of the metropolitan area, until the sun comes up.  You will have the experience of a lifetime as you enjoy every moment possible of what most consider the most anticipated night of your high school career.

 Broadway Comedy Club

 Located in Time Square Broadway Comedy Club features some of the top stand up comedians in the industry.   Comedy central’s brightest stars grace the stage at this world famous comedy club.  This club cranks seven nights a week and boasts more shows then any other comedy club in NYC.

 New York Comedy Club

 Owned by the same individuals as Broadway Comedy Club the New York Comedy club is the original.  Not quite as large as Broadway the New York Comedy club has been a fixture for New Yorkers since 1988.  Its owner Al Martin is responsible for jump-starting the careers of some of comedy’s premier talent today.  They cater to individuals from all walks of life and are more then happy to welcome the next generation into their iconic establishment.

All Star Limousine is a Long Island, New York based company with an extensive global reach; we provide expert Wedding, Special Event and Executive Travel services throughout the Tri-State area and the world. We have over 30 years in the travel industry; our attention to detail, 2013 top-of-the-line vehicles and professional trained Chauffeurs set us apart from the rest.

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37 Passenger Luxury Shuttle

Posted On: April 10, 2014

New 37-Passenger Luxury Shuttle


 

 

All Star Limousine is the now the proud owner of a brand new 37 passenger luxury shuttle built by Gretch Motors.  At All Star we have a 12-18 month turnaround time, which means that every one of the 134 vehicles we have in the fleet gets replaced about every year.  The 37 Passenger is the first and only one of its kind, custom designed by the incredible team at Gretch motors.

 

The Gretch team is truly innovative and uses only the best and latest materials and technologies in their coach building.  Their vehicles offer a full panoramic windshield, which is a design completely unique to Gretch.  This windshield eliminates any feelings of claustrophobia that could possibly be experienced by a passenger sitting in the rear of the bus.   Their coaches and shuttles also have ergonomically designed Bentley and Amia leather seating which maximizes legroom and overall comfort while giving away zero isle space. 

 

All Star Limousine runs several shuttles and coaches built by Gretch and all are beautiful, reliable and luxurious, but our new 37-Passenger is in a class all its own.  Amia seating, drop down televisions, panoramic windshield, tables, coach seating and plenty of storage space make the 37 Passenger a true luxury vehicle.  Book this bus now for your corporate event or wedding transportation and remember when we pick you up we never let you down.

 

All Star Limousine is a Long Island, New York based company with an extensive global reach; we provide expert Wedding, Special Event and Executive Travel services throughout the Tri-State area and the world. We have over 30 years of experience in the travel industry; our attention to detail, 2013 top-of-the-line vehicles and professional trained Chauffeurs set us apart from the rest!

by Jarrad Kulick

 

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The Importance Of Punctuality

Posted On: May 01, 2015

The Importance of Punctuality 


We all have that friend that is notoriously late for just about everything.  The guy that you tell to meet you at the party a half hour before it starts because you know he’s going to be at least 45 minutes late.  For the most part its not that bad, you’ve learned to anticipate this friend and as long as he’s not driving everything is fine.  The problem occurs when you are dealing with someone like this who is not your friend, someone that you cant anticipate.  If you are someone who has a problem with punctuality I am going to out line 3 situations below that illustrate some severe problems and consequences of tardiness.

 

If you are late for a job interview you are not going to get that job.  I have interviewed a lot of people and I can tell you that I have never hired someone who was late to the interview.  The logic is if you can’t be on time when you are supposed to be at your best how can we expect you to be on time on a normal day-to-day basis?

 

If you are late for a reservation or for an appointment don’t expect someone to hold your spot and be prepared to wait a very long time before you are squeezed in.   Time is money and if you are committing to a slot to be the recipient of a service have some consideration for the service provider.

 

If you are a business or service where timing is a factor or a part of the service you better be on time.  In the limousine industry you must be on time, being late makes the people you are driving late and this can be devastating in certain situations.  If you are a delivery service and you tell them 30 minutes or less make sure it is 30 minutes or less or don’t expect that customer to call you again.

 

These are just a few examples of the negative repressions of tardiness.  Its not hard people keep an eye on the clock and be considerate of others.   Your lackadaisical or nonchalant treatment of the hours in a day can have major consequences for innocent bystanders.

 

All Star Limousine is a Long Island, New York based company with an extensive global reach; we provide expert Wedding, Special Event and Executive Travel services throughout the Tri-State area and the world. We have over 30 years of experience in the travel industry; our attention to detail, 2014 top-of-the-line vehicles and professional trained Chauffeurs set us apart from the rest!

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Hudson Valley Wine Country

Posted On: August 06, 2013

Hudson Valley Wine Country


Hudson Valley wine country is America’s oldest winemaking region.  Wineries and vineyards have been in operation in Hudson Valley since as early as 1677.  Less then two hours from New York City Hudson valley offers a picturesque landscape and geography punctuated by some of the best vineyards and wineries in the country.

 

Hudson Valley’s Wine and grape association has established strict guidelines for wine style and formulation in an effort to create a clear and uniform identity for the region.  The chosen wine of the region is a special Seyval Blanc that is made from white grapes that are grown easy and abundantly in the Hudson Valley region.  This unique and exquisite white blend has been titled Hudson Heritage White.

 

Amongst the verdant woodlands and the mountain ridges of upstate New York nests some of the finest and oldest vineyards in the world.   Adair vineyards is located on a sprawling dairy farm that is over 200 years old.  Set against the Shawangunk Mountains and bisected by a small river this stunning vineyard offers scenic backdrops as well as award winning vintages.  Amici Vineyard and Winery is located in southern Washington County and practices sustainable agriculture.  Amici is incredibly environmentally conscious and takes great pains when it comes to minimizing their carbon footprint.   Annadale Cidery produces its delicious vintage at Montgomery Place Orchards.  Hudson Valley is a region known for its vineyards and wineries but there are also many other venues and hidden treasures that exist in the Hudson River Valley region, Annadale Cidery is one such place.  These crops are grown in soil that has been used to cultivate apple orchards for over 200 years and Annadale produces about 2000 Gallons of their delectable cider a year. 

 

These are just a few of the gems nestled among the mountains and the forests, Hudson Valley is a stunning and vast region with a plethora of not-to-be missed establishments.  So weather is a commune with nature that your after or to partake of a truly historic vintage with a magnificent lineage The Hudson River Valley Vineyard region is the place for you.

 

All Star Limousine is a Long Island, New York based company with an extensive global reach; we provide expert Wedding, Special Event and Executive Travel services throughout the Tri-State area and the world. We have over 30 years of experience in the travel industry; our attention to detail, 2013 top-of-the-line vehicles and professional trained Chauffeurs set us apart from the rest!

by Jarrad Kulick

 

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Laurel Lake Vineyard

Posted On: June 10, 2014

Laurel Lake Vineyards


 

 

Nestled at the heart of Long Islands gorgeous wine country Laurel Lake is the epitome of Long Island beauty.  Elegant and picturesque Laurel Lake Vineyards is the perfect example of what Long Island wine country is all about.  Purchased by a group of Chilean and American vintner’s with a true love for win, they dubbed their prospect “The Jewel of Long Island”, once you visit this stunning vineyard you will understand why.

 

Both the grounds and the establishment itself emphasize the classic elegance of Long Islands Wine Country.  A massive two-story deck offers guests a stunning panoramic view of the vineyard itself and makes for the perfect spot to sit and enjoy a glass of wine or have a picnic.  With a true natural beauty highlighted by the décor and the vintage itself, Laurel Lakes is an incredible and inviting venue.

 

For classic beauty and natural elegance Laurel Lake Vineyard is the place to go.  Their crisp and refreshing Long Island vintage combined with the stunning surroundings truly make Laurel Lake “The Jewel of Long Island”.

 

All Star Limousine is a Long Island, New York based company with an extensive global reach; we provide expert Wedding, Special Event and Executive Travel services throughout the Tri-State area and the world. We have over 30 years of experience in the travel industry; our attention to detail, 2013 top-of-the-line vehicles and professional trained Chauffeurs set us apart from the rest!

by Jarrad Kulick

 

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